Arthur | Hill Farmstead Brewery

ArthurArthur
BA SCORE
97.5%
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4.37 w/ 1,912 ratings
ArthurArthur
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Arthur (1922-2005) was our grandfather’s youngest brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, this Saison is crafted from American malted barley, American and European hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Arthur.

Added by kingcrowing on 10-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#317
Reviews:
260
Ratings:
1,912
Liked:
1,864
Avg:
4.37/5
pDev:
7.55%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
496
Gots:
428
Trade:
57
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,912 |  Reviews: 260
Photo of Griffin2
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a 7 oz pour at Snallygaster.
L - Pours a lemon yellow with a white head.
S - Smells, of lemon.
T - Taste matches the smell, a nice lemony saison.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Very easy drinking farmhouse ale.

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Photo of dsshuck
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kricks77
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cylinsier
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

75 cl

Pours hazy lemon gold, sugar white head is fine and dissipates slowly to a lacing.

Smells of lemon, lemongrass, coriander, and fresh grassy malts.

Tastes of mildly sour lemon, green apple, lemongrass, coriander, cracker malt, and a mildly bitter grassy finish.

Medium body, light tingly carbonation on the tongue.

A really nice farmhouse style ale, mixes the best elements of the best French and Belgian representations with a mildly stronger tartness that is refreshing and natural. For the style, very much worth seeking out.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great summer beer that is easily crushed. Slightly hazy, straw yellow, originally pours a huge head that settles into a messy foam. Most prominent aroma is that of a light and zesty lemon citrus, also notes of funk and yeast with touches of tropical fruit. Taste is well balanced between elements, up front is a sweet/sour citrus tang, finishes with a light grain flavor and dry bitterness. Beer is rediculously light and refreshing. Probably my favorite saison to date.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw colour, oodles of foam, nice lacing. Smells tart, hoppy, spicy with some funk. Taste hoppy and spicy with a bit of funk, some resemblance to a traditional Saison. Easy drinking medium bodied and carbonated brew. Bottled April 26th 2017.

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daver32nh
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grizzarky
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2/16/17

Pours a mildly cloudy straw yellow, with a thick 2 finger white head that dissolves fast but leaves heavy lacing.

Aromas of white grape juice, lemon zest, musty

Taste white wine, lemon and lime zest, musty tart finish with a slight earthiness

Feel is light and crisp with a a strong tartness

Overall a world class exmple of a funky famhouse. Clear and crisp defined simple flavor profile with a complimenting musty tartness.

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Photo of countrypeddler8
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pkalix
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ardeer
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nfedas
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shaymus
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurphy7
3.13/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a little sour for my taste. definitely a little lighter.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Boto
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle: This one pours an opaque golden color. There was a bit of a frothy white head that dropped off rather quickly and leaves some lacing. Nice nose. Some tart lemon as well as a bit of a white grape/champagne air. A bit musty and earthy too. The taste is excellent. Tart lemon, champagne, earthy, maybe some sour apple too. Really an excellent brew!!

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- Champaign-y look. What I mean by this is that it's extremely light looking, as well as crisp. Beautiful looking beer.
S-Wine, white grape, sour undertone. Lemon, with a slight funk aroma.
T- Sour. Slight brine. Wine and grape is also present. Juicy bee
F-Lighter bodied beer for sure. not too light though.
O- Fresh and delicious beer. Extremely crisp, and I have to reiterate again, extremely fresh.

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Photo of Jofroi
3.77/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into willybecher glass.

A: Slightly hazy bright straw gold body. Head is a luminous huge white affair that laces nicely and dissipates too quickly.

S: light lemon funky hay smell a little spice cream character. A little bit of a resin to Hop quality.

T: nice lemon tart flavor with some funk and a nice dry finish with some pithy lemon peel finish.

M: Light good carbonation almost effervescent and a nice dry clean finish with a little sweetness.

O: This is a great Saison. Not much else to say about it. It is well balanced and has a nice crisp clean finish.

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Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 97.5% out of 100 with 1,912 ratings
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